Ramen Noodles Salad With Peanut Dressing

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Hey folks! Happy to bring to you another simple yet hearty cabbage salad. This ramen noodle salad is tangy, sweet, crunchy and all the things that a salad should be. It is rich in the goodness of healthy veggies and peanut butter-based salad dressing.

A tasty and crunchy cabbage salad with ramen noodles and an oriental dressing. The peanut salad dressing is rich, creamy, and crunchy in bits.

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When it comes to hearty salads, I have a few of them in my salad repertoire like these vegetarian recipes – Apple Kale Salad With Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Easy and Zesty Quinoa Salad, or Roasted Corn Pasta Salad.

I just love these kinds of salads because they are healthy, no fuss to make them, and can be made from everyday pantry ingredients.

I have also got salad recipes with other interesting salad dressings – Ramen Noodles Salad With Peanut Dressing, Chinese Chicken Salad With Sesame Dressing, Roasted Beetroot Arugula Salad With Balsamic Dressing, and Chicken Pasta Salad With Lemon-Herb Dressing.

Ramen Noodle Salad with asian peanut dressing after mixed in a bowl.Pin

Ramen Noodle salad

We all have our go to salad recipes. Some recipes that call for usual ingredients, some that are different and give a break from the monotonous form of typical salads. This recipe would fall in the later category.

Asian Ramen noodles in a coleslaw mix based salad sounded good before I made this and tasted lot better than I had hoped. If you like ramen noodles like me, then you will welcome this combination.

What more, this can be sure trick to get the kids attracted to salads in the name of ramen noodles. I know it works because my daughter liked it too.

A very different take on noodles since we are used to have noodles with Asian spicy flavours which this does not have. It just adds a different texture to the veggies and works well mixed in the peanut dressing.

Making this crunchy and easy ramen noodle salad is just about prepping the veggies and the peanut salad dressing. It needs cabbage coleslaw which you can easily get from any store nearby or even better make it at home.

Decorative pic of Asian cabbage salad with Ramen noodle and peanut salad dressing with a spoon in a large bowl. Pin

Asian flavours – Peanut Butter Salad Dressing

I love peanuts. Those are my favourite nuts to snack on and I like peanut butter with my toasts. If you like peanuts, this salad dressing will appeal to you.

Peanut butter gives it the creaminess that a good salad dressing should have. It is also dairy-free and since the salad doesn’t have any cheese you have a 100% dairy-free salad.

This also passes as a vegan salad, if that concerns you and is 100% vegetarian.

Ingredients

Many of the ingredients can be easily obtained from any Asian store. If there is no Asian store nearby, check out the Condiments and Asian section in your nearby retail store.

Salad

  • Coleslaw mix used – shredded purple cabbage, white cabbage and carrot.
  • Ramen noodles
  • Bell pepper – red and yellow
  • Green onion
  • Roasted salted peanut – roasting and breaking into small chunks them gives a nice nutty and crunchy flavour to the salad.

Creamy peanut dressing

  • Natural unsweetened peanut butter – Get it from a nearby store or make it on your own.
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice wine vinegar – can substitute with apple cider vinegar
  • Honey – the healthier option. You may add sugar otherwise.
  • Garlic – my go-to flavour bombs. You will find it in many of my recipes.
  • Ginger
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Sesame oil – brings that Asian flavour to the dressing. Olive oil can be a substitute if your don’t have this.
Ingredients for making Ramen Noodle Salad - Ramen noodle, coleslaw mix, bell pepper, green onion, roasted peanuts and asian peanut butter dressing.Pin

How to make

Making this ramen noodle salad will take no more than 20 minutes. Getting a ready-made store brought coleslaw mix bring to make it even easier.

Cooking the ramen noodles if quick and easy to do. The Asian salad dressing just needs a mix of ingredients

Peanut butter dressing

  • In a medium bowl , mix all the ingredients.
  • You can add water if you feel this is too thick for your liking to make it more runny.
  • Add some chili flakes as per taste to make it a bit spicy.

Salad

  • Break Ramen noodles to bite size chunks, basically crumble it.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients along with the peanut butter salad dressing.
  • Use bite sized pieces of onion.
  • The carrots should be sliced to matchstick size preferably.
Asian Peanut Butter Salad Dressing to be used in Ramen Noodle Salad.Pin

Storage & Make ahead

The peanut butter salad dressing can be refrigerated for weeks in the fridge. You can just take this out and mix with the coleslaw mix when you are ready to eat it.

It is recommended to slice and prep the veggies just before eating. Stored or refrigerated veggies tend to wilt and lose water. You will lose the crunchiness and freshness of the salad.

Bowl of ramen noodle salad with a peanut butter salad dressing ready to be eaten.Pin

Serve With

This salad will go with any grilled or roasted meat or vegetables. Few ideas for meaty sides are

More Ramen Recipes

Ramen Noodle Salad

Spicy Pork Ramen

Chicken Ramen Noodle

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Ramen Noodle Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

Medium Pan
Large Bowl for mixing salad

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 cups Coleslaw Mix
  • 2 blocks Ramen noodles
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • ½ cup Green Onion
  • cup Roasted Salted Peanut

For Creamy Peanut Dressing

  • 4 tablespoon Creamy Natural Peanut Butter (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Warm water
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Instructions

Asian peanut butter salad dressing

  • In a medium bowl , mix all the ingredients.
  • You can add water if you feel this is too thick for your liking to make it more runny.
  • Add some chili flakes as per taste to make it a bit spicy.

Salad

  • Break Ramen noodles into small pieces. Basically, crumble the ramen.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients along with the peanut butter salad dressing.
  • Serve it along with sides.

Notes

  • Cut onion to bite-sized pieces.
  • The carrots should be sliced to matchstick size preferably.
  • It is important to first cook the ramen noodles as per package instructions.
  • When the noodles are cooked, rinse them thoroughly in water to get rid of the starch from the exterior of the noodles.
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5 Comments

  1. How do you get the peanut butter so creamy before adding the other ingredients??

    1. Subhasmita says:

      Natural unsweetened peanut butter that we get is of creamy consistency. Sometime you might have to stir the jar of peanut butter before using.

  2. Recipe looks amazing! Will the noodles soften up after assembling salad or will they stay crunchy?

    1. Subhasmita says:

      it will soften up to some extent after mixing. For it to remain crunchy, add it just before serving.

  3. Can I make this the night before the pot luck?

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